HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) _ A woman from western Minnesota is in jail after authorities say she recklessly fired a gun in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend.

Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton says the 20-year-old Halstad woman apparently shot her 22-year-old boyfriend outside of their home Monday night. Deputies responded to a report of a gunshot shortly after 6:30 p.m.

Thornton says a final decision on charges will be determined by the county attorney once the investigation is completed.

The man's name has not been released. Reports say the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has joined the investigation.